A selective translocated herbicide for grass weed control. Available commercially in the form of wettable (dispersible) powders and soluble powders.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cattle, sheep, goats.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Poisoning occurs through accidental ingestion of the herbicide. Fodder crops treated with dalapon in accordance with manufacturers' instructions are not harmful to animals.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 6600-8450
  guinea pigs 3400
  rabbits 3400
  chickens 5660
MTD cattle 1000
  cattle >4000
  sheep 500 for 7 days
LC50 (96 h) fish 210-340




[clinical.gif] Clinical features and lesions
anorexia, lassitude;
diarrhoea;
possibility of mild cyanosis.

Good prognosis.


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No specific antidote. Symptomatic care only. In general, spontaneous recovery.